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  • Name Stocker 
    Born 7 Oct 1777  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died 7 Oct 1777  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3290  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Johann Michael Stocker,   b. 15 Apr 1730, Goersdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1819, Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pfau,   b. 15 Mar 1744, Basel, Baselland, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1777, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1769  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Per Ancestral File v.4.19 unverified by me thus far. There are no christening records for this individual even though there is one for each of John Michael Stoker's other 18 children; this may be a result of this child being born stillborn. On the other hand, this individual may never have existed. I have 19 total children for John Michael; there should be a total of 18 children according to the John Michael Stoker Association newsletter of 17 Jun 1976. They also say only 7 survived to marry, which does not seem correct to me from my data. Doris Lewis' book cited with father's notes does not mention this individual, nor is this individual accounted for in father's will of 1818 (which this individual would not have if stillborn). James Hook does not mention this individual. This person is mentioned in the following book but no proofs are given and is probably a copy of other Ancestral File type information; FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 82-83: "A child Stoker, b. and d. 7 Oct 1777, Frederick Co., MD. [Notes also child was stillborn.]" This same last book also has Michael's earlier children Maria Barbara and Christina's deaths on 9 Oct 1777 which seems a bit contrived to have 3 children dead within two days.

      2. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT. From an article entitled: "Michael Stocker 1731-1819 with wives: Ana Barbara Romerin, Elisabeth Fah, and Mary (Anna Maria) Adams." See notes of Johan Michael Stocker for complete text of which the following is a small part:
      "The Second Family...
      The next land record for Michael Stocker also list his second wife Elizabeth. It was recorded on 12 April 1770, when they sold a five foot strip of a lot (Deed Book N p. 90).
      In putting together the family of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker, the date that James Hook uses leaves many questions as to who and if the first two children were twins and who was their mother. He list Maria Barbara born in May of 1769 and Christina in September. If Michael married Elizabeth in Feb of 1769 it would have been unlikely that Maria was born in May, but not impossible. However it is highly unlikely that a second child would be born only four months later. In Frederick Wieser's translation of the Maryland German Church Records Vol 3 he stated that the two girls were born in September and were twins. On the hand written record under the heading {Bapt. Mar. 26, 27- Festival of the Resurrection [1769]} it lists the two girls but with the dates as James Hook translated it and does not list them as twins. I have not located the original record that Wieser used for his translations...
      Michael and Elizabeth's children [Footnotes 5-10. "Maryland German Church Records Vol. 3, Baptismal records of the Monocacy Lutheran Congregation, and its successor, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 1742-1779, as translated and edited by Frederick S. Weiser pg. 34."]
      [A.] Maria Barbara, twin dau of Michael Stocker, b. 11 Sept. 1769 bap 19 Sep 1769 Sponsors: Johannes & Maria Barbara Haafs (Died in 1769).5
      [B.] Christina, twin dau of Michael Stocker b 11 Sept 1769, Sponsors: Christina Romerin, single (Died in 1769).6
      [C.] Johanes, son of Joh. Michael and Elizabeth Stocker b. 4 Jan. 1772, baptized on 9 Feb. 1772, sponsors: Joh. Michael and Salome Alex.7 A later church entry states that Johannes was confirmed at age 19, on 22 April 1791.
      [D.] Maria Salome, dau of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker, b 9 May 1773, bp. 27 June 1773. Sponsors: Joh. Michael and Salome Alex.8
      [E.] Maria Barbara b 23 Dec 1774, bp 16 Apr 1775. Sponsors: Johannes & Marie Barbara Haafs.9
      [F.] Eva Margreth b 22 July 1776 bap 10 Nov 1776, Sponsors: Jacob and Margreth Bens d 12 Sep 1777.10
      [G.] Stillborn b Oct 7 1777 this child is mentioned only in connection with Elizabeth's obituary record within the church's records. [Footnote 11. "A hand written record verifying the event dates for Johannes, Marie Salome, Marie Barbara, and Eva Margareth can be found in the Church Record [Evangelical Lutheran], 1742-1910 Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frederick, Maryland) located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. US/CAN Film #1414857."]
      ...On 9 Oct 1777 Elizabeth Fah Stocker passed away only two days after giving birth to a stillborn child."

      1. Findagrave Website accessed 23 Feb 2015 for burials at the Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, 35 East Church Street, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, 21701, (301) 663-6361. "Very few stones remain, as the cemetery was removed to nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery (area NN) in the early 1900s. The remaining stones have all been placed against the stone wall behind the church building and have been photographed." Memorials of interest:
      A. Memorial #39323057:
      "Elisabeth Fahs Stockern
      Birth: Mar. 15, 1744
      Death: Oct. 9, 1777
      d/o Jacob Fahs
      Md. 1 Christian Schott 2 children
      15 Feb 1769 md. Michael Stocker, 7 children
      7 Oct. 1777 gave birth to a stillborn child."
      B. Memorial #39322782:
      "Eva Margareth Stocker
      Birth: Jul. 22, 1770
      Death: Sep. 10, 1777
      d/o Michael & Elisabeth Stocker